Common Core Resources Available to T.R.E.E. Contracted Schools

(Not sure if your school contracts? Call 865.1267 ext. 2107 or email

The resources below can be found on the T.R.E.E website or in person (call ahead).

Print Resources
  • Various age/interest/reading level books including identified exemplary text
  • Selection of informational text ranging in complexity
  • Thematic units with a variety of genres based on a theme
  • Thousands of books to support the development of literacy skills, math concepts and core content knowledge

DVD's, subscription video streaming and database
  • DVD's addressing all content areas and CCSS identified skills such as digital citizenship
  • subscription to CaliforniaStreaming, providing educational, standards-aligned content to enhance lessons
  • subscription to EBSCO for primary document research (contact the T.R.E.E for login)

There's an app for that

The CS (CaliforniaStreaming) CORE iOS application contains adopted California Common Core Standards in an easy to access format that is organized by content area - grade level - domain/strand - cluster -standard.
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General CCSS Links

English Language Arts


Digital Literacy Categories for Students:

Recommended Digital Literacy & Technology Skills to Support the California Common Core State Standards, Fresno County Office of Education

"Rather than be set off in a separate section, skills related to media and technology (both critical analysis and production of media) are integrated throughout the ELA and Literacy in History/SocialStudies, Science, and Technical Subjects standards."
-From "Achieving the Common Core"

Help yourself and help your students achieve digital literacy. Below is a compilation of websites to get you started.

1. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and applications, as well as understanding of the concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity.

K-5 lesson plans technology lesson plans
Five Lessons for teaching about technology
Microsoft's classroom tips and tricks for using their software
JR/HS lesson plans
Typing Club Engaging typing lessons for students; class portals available for schools (set up your class, track progress)
2. Demonstrate the responsible use of technology and an understanding of ethics & safety issues in using electronic media at home, in school, and in society.

Common Sense Media's comprehensive lessons for digital literacy and CyberSafety
CTAP's lesson plans for teaching CyberSafety
K12 Digital Citizenship--lesson plans and professional development
CyberSafety resources compiled by CTAP
3. Demonstrate the ability to use technology for research, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation.

Training resources from Fresno County Office of Education includes cool tech sites and integration ideas
Evaluating websites
Free Technology for Teachers--a blog featuring digital tools for mind mapping, story starters, and much more

Where are you with your technology skills? Take the assesment:

CCSS Technology Self Assessment

Professional Development--Help for teachers' digital literacy
Classroom Learning 2.0 Self paced tutorial teaching you the Web 2.0 tools that bring our kids in touch with the entire world through social networking, wikis, video, podcasting, and game sites.
Computer Basics, with lessons, interactives, and videos
Free Online Tutorials for some Windows Applications
Word 2007 self-paced, interactive tutorials
Excel 2007 tutorials
PowerPoint tutorials
Quick Guides by CTAP
Yes, But--obstacles for integrating technology and ways to overcome them
Technology Connection to the Common Core--from Fresno County Office of Education

CCSS Lesson Plans
Brokers of Expertise
The Teaching Channel
Read Works
Common Core Units

CCSS and After School Programs
The Power of After School and Future Learning
Linking Common Core and Expanded Learning
Partnering for Common Core Success